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High Court ruling on parking comes as relief for Ferozepur Road shopkeepers

A few days after shopkeepers of Ferozepur Road protested against the MC not allowing parking in service lanes,the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled that “vehicles could be parked by the visitors in front of these shops for at least 15 minutes”.

A few days after shopkeepers of Ferozepur Road protested against the MC not allowing parking in service lanes,the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled that “vehicles could be parked by the visitors in front of these shops for at least 15 minutes”.

In its orders dated May 20 — a copy is with Ludhiana Newsline — the High Court also said “vehicles other than the self-driven ones shall be allowed to drop customers to the place of their destination but they shall not be allowed to park vehicles except wherever permitted under our orders”.

The orders have come as a big relief for the shopkeepers and commercial establishments whose business was suffering because of no parking.

“Self-driven vehicles who wish to visit small level commercial establishments for 10-15 minutes,shall also be permitted to take their vehicle and park temporarily but not beyond 15 minutes for which separate token be issued to them,” noted the court.

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Deepak Badyal,president of Ferozepur Road Shopkeepers Welfare Association,told Ludhiana Newsline,“The police were not allowing the customers to park their vehicles even for five minutes. These orders have come as a big relief.”

The court has also called for an inspection by the local commissioners who would be ‘required to visit the public parking spaces already earmarked for the last seven years and submit their report as to how those parking places can be utilised for transit parking by the short-duration customers who visit small-scale commercial establishments on Ferozepur road’.

“We will be explaining our position to the local commissioners,” said Badyal.